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If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

Posted by mays802 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 20:42

Hello - We have solid maple flooring upstairs in our home that we love. We were warned against solid maple in the kitchen b/c it separates more than other flooring (oak). If we prefer the look of maple over oak, is engineered maple a better choice for the kitchen?

Are there any other hardwood choices that are stable, hard and without the pronounced graining that you find in oak? Thank you!


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RE: If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

We have had hardwood maple flooring in our kitchen since 2005. I was worried because it was not put on a very level surface, but it has held up great! Even the scratches are really not that noticeable.


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RE: If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

Maduto - your floor is so pretty! It looks similar to the Mercier prefinished that we have upstairs. Is this solid maple or engineered? Thanks for you help!


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RE: If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

It is solid. I kept all my receipts from my kitchen remodel...it was 3/4" Muskoka maple honey.


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RE: If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

Thank you for the info! :)


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RE: If we love maple should we go with engineered in kitchen?

We just installed a solid maple floor in our new kitchen, and it is not wearing well. It was pre-finished, and the finish is not holding up well. In addition, every time a pot or utensil accidentally falls, it dents the floor. It is less then two months old. The contractor is willing to replace the slats that are cracking, in which the finish is cracked, but that might compromise the integrity of the floor because he has to remove individual slats. I don't know if we are better off doing that or just refinishing the entire floor. Any opinions?


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